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Pruritus (itching)

Pruritus (itching) is a topic covered in the Diagnosaurus.

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DDx

Skin diseases

  • Xerosis (dry skin)
  • Scabies
  • Urticaria
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Arthropod bites (insect bites)
  • Pediculosis (lice)
  • Dermatitis herpetiformis
  • Anogenital pruritus
  • Lichen simplex chronicus
  • Drug reaction
  • Urticarial eruptions of pregnancy
  • Folliculitis
Non-skin diseases
  • Uremia
  • Hyperbilirubinemia or cholestasis
  • Hepatitis C
  • Amphetamine or cocaine use
  • Hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism
  • Intestinal parasites
  • Lymphoma, leukemia, other malignancy
  • Polycythemia vera
  • Iron-deficiency anemia
  • Psychiatric

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Last updated: December 1, 2014

Citation

Zeiger, Roni F.. "Pruritus (itching)." Diagnosaurus, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill Education, 2014. Emergency Central, emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114213/all/Pruritus__itching_.
Zeiger RF. Pruritus (itching). Diagnosaurus. 4th ed. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114213/all/Pruritus__itching_. Accessed April 24, 2019.
Zeiger, R. F. (2014). Pruritus (itching). In Diagnosaurus. Available from https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114213/all/Pruritus__itching_
Zeiger RF. Pruritus (itching) [Internet]. In: Diagnosaurus. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. [cited 2019 April 24]. Available from: https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114213/all/Pruritus__itching_.
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